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Phoenix, OR Business Fights for Right to Open
Provided by: Steven Schulman
In January 2013 the ownership of The Greenery approached the City of Phoenix and inquired about
being able to get a business license to operate a Medical Marijuana Resource Center and they were
given an OK. The Greenery proceeded to purchase a building that had been on the market for a
lengthy period of time for $300k.
At this point the city changed course, said no you can't open, and changed their business license
law to include the words "federal laws" into the list of reasons for denying a business license. This
war of words has been going on ever since.
At every council meeting held where there is a hint of a discussion on dispensaries or growing
medical marijuana, The Greenery and their allies have packed the gallery while the so called "anti-
dispensary" folks never seem to show up. The dispensary question has been on all three local TV
channels, in two different editorials in the Mail Tribune plus nearly a dozens articles.
The city is now debating a moratorium on dispensaries . If passed, we will file for a referendum that
will stop the moratorium resolution in its tracks. The city is also planning a town hall meeting and in
addition wants to put a non- binding "unbiased" question on the May ballot.
Right now things are at a standstill. However, the attorneys are lining up to take on the mayors
challenge of "if you want, go ahead and sue us."